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Market hosts relay races, giant pumpkin contest

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:01AM

The Coupeville Farmers Market hosts its annual HarvestFest on Saturday, Oct. 13 – the final market day of the year. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in set for 11 a.m. No registration or fee required for entry. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest pumpkin, the biggest pumpkin by a junior (age through middle school), the prettiest and ugliest pumpkins and the biggest zucchini.

Cingular gets town utility tax credit

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:25AM

The Town of Coupeville has settled a lawsuit with New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC. The town is one of more than 100 municipalities in Washington to have been sued by the mobile Internet service provider. The settlement provides Cingular Wireless, formerly AT&T Mobility, with a credit of about $5,300 against its future local utility taxes.

Audubon event highlights birding map

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:48AM

Within moments of arriving at Crockett Lake, the two birding enthusiasts spot several interesting winged Whidbey residents. Nearby, an eagle has perched at the top of a tree. Even closer, a kingfisher sits on a telephone wire, then makes its distinctive call as it swoops away.

Community Calendar

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:32AM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Interfaith vigil planned

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:02AM

The ninth annual Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. The vigil will feature prayer, music chants and scripture contributions from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Native American faith traditions on Whidbey Island.

Dahlia class planned

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:02AM

Learn how to properly divide and store dahlia tubers at a class led by John and Kathy Willson of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm set for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27 at Meerkerk Gardens, in Greenbank. Admission is $5 and reservations are required. To register, e-mail jwillson@whidbey.net or call Meerkerk at 360-678-1912. This class qualifies for WSU Master Gardener training credit.

Input sought on forest plan

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:01AM

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will host a public workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey to gather public comment on the draft Management Plan for the Trillium Community Forest.

DNR’s Deep Sea response manager honored

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Melissa Ferris, manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program, has been honored for her leadership of the department’s response to the sinking and retrieval of the vessel Deep Sea in Penn Cove earlier this year.

Medicare open enrollment begins at WGH

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Oct 11, 2013 at 9:57AM

Open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries will take place from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. at Whidbey General Hospital, 107 S. Main St., Coupeville. Senior citizens can sign up for Medicare Part D or change their Medicare plan.

Struggles continue for Wolf volleyballers

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:41AM

Unable to generate much of an offensive attack, the Coupeville High School volleyball team dropped a pair of home matches last week, losing a 3-0 to Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 3-2 to Lakewood Thursday, Oct. 4. Cedarcrest, which is in second place in the Cascade Conference with a 7-1 record, won 25-9, 25-16, 25-11.

Defense continues to shine, but Wolves drop 2

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:40AM

The Coupeville High School soccer team is putting together solid defensive efforts, but the lack of goals is continuing to hurt as the Wolves lost 2-0 to Cedarcrest Tuesday, Oct. 2, and 1-0 in double overtime to Lakewood Thursday, Oct. 4, at Mickey Clark Field. “We are continuing our trend of shoring up our defense. Earlier this season Cedarcrest defeated Coupeville 6-0 and Lakewood topped the Wolves 5-0,” Wolf coach Dan d’Almeida said.

Early error begins rough game for Wolves

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 9:39AM

The first play was an omen of what was to come. Coupeville fumbled on its initial play and the thrill of homecoming was soon dashed as the Wolves fell 47-14 to Granite Falls Friday, Oct. 5, at Mickey Clark Field. Coupeville coach Tony Maggio said it was his team’s weakest performance of the season, adding, “We played poorly as a unit; we didn’t seem to be into it. Maybe they were thinking about dancing.”

Statewide burn ban extended

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:43AM

Gov. Chris Gregoire this week announced that an emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency and banning all outdoor burning has been extended through midnight Monday, Oct. 15.

Change is good: Coupeville blanks Friday Harbor in tennis

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:38AM

Coupeville High School tennis coach Ken Stange tweaked his lineup for the regular season finale and the fine-tuning helped. The Wolves drubbed Friday Harbor 5-0 Friday, Oct. 5, in Coupeville.

Foreclosure claim forms due by Jan. 18

  • Oct 10, 2012 at 10:28AM

The Washington Attorney General’s Office recently mailed claims forms to some 34,000 borrowers who lost homes to foreclosure. Under the $25 billion national foreclosure settlement negotiated by 49 states and the federal government, borrowers who had mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo and lost their homes between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011 may be eligible for one-time payments. Filling out and returning a claim form is the first step in receiving compensation.

Coupeville shows off Wolf spirit

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

On behalf of the Coupeville Booster Club, I would like to thank all those who were able to make it out to our second annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 5. It was great to see all the people come out and support the students of Coupeville High School. The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association went above and beyond with all their “Wolf Spirit” down on Front Street.

Vote the incumbents out

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

In the last three and a half years, Island County commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Angie Homola have demonstrated a blatant disregard for the will of Island County voters. Proposition 1, a huge tax increase pushed by these two Commissioners in 2010, was voted down by a resounding 70 percent of voters. But they simply ignored this mandate and, within weeks, imposed the Clean Water Utility tax that replaced the revenue denied by voters. They also gave themselves a blank check in this resolution to tax us as much and as often as they want without a vote.

Let’s talk about the purpose of government

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

I attended the Island County commissioners’ budget hearing last Monday. Commissioner Emerson remarked that her two colleagues had approved almost every tax, fee, assessment and regulation that ever was considered. She thought it wasn’t a good idea, both in general and in view of the recession.

Federal budget reveals U.S. priorities

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

When a household donates money to help others that is a moral decision. When a household makes a decision to live an extravagant lifestyle and not give back to the community that is also a moral (immoral?) decision. Likewise, the Federal budget is a moral issue. In the current Federal discretionary budget the military accounts for over 50 percent of all discretionary spending.

Federal budget reveals U.S. priorities

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

When a household donates money to help others that is a moral decision. When a household makes a decision to live an extravagant lifestyle and not give back to the community that is also a moral (immoral?) decision. Likewise, the Federal budget is a moral issue. In the current Federal discretionary budget the military accounts for over 50 percent of all discretionary spending.

Casting my votes for Jeff and Jill

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Election time is just around the corner. I’m sure most of you realize our local economy is not good and what our county government has been doing to property owners doesn’t help matters. A recent attempt by our county government to shove an overpriced, ill- advised sewer project down the throats of Freeland property owners is one example and, in my opinion, is NOT a dead issue but is just waiting to once again arise.

House candidate Hayes lacks substance

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

At the League of Women Voters forum in Anacortes last week, a question came up about timber sales and how they relate to funding education. Every candidate, including his opponent Tom Riggs, had a thoughtful answer and explanation – except for Dave Hayes, who said, “I don’t really understand how those two things are connected [chuckle, chuckle].”

Disillusioned voter now advocates for Jill

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

In all the years I’ve been eligible to vote I have only exercised that right once. In my opinion, it’s always voting for two different evils. I believe politicians are only in it for their own personal gains/agendas; not working for or representing us!

Greenbank Farm appraisal begins

  • Oct 11, 2012 at 10:00AM

Work is starting on information needed for establishing a conservation easement at Greenbank Farm. Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville, which owns the farm, recently approved a $9,000 contract with Edmonds-based Terra Valuations to conduct the appraisal. Leaders at the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm want the conservation easement so it would add another layer of protection to the agricultural, recreational and environmentally sensitive lands that make up the bulk of the farm’s acreage.

Wolves run circles around Orcas Island

  • Oct 8, 2012 at 11:29AM

It was a track meet. The Coupeville High School football team ran for 450 yards and scored five touchdowns from at least 32 yards in running by Orcas Island 47-14 Friday, Sept. 28, at Mickey Clark Field. After sputtering occasionally in its first four games, the Coupeville offense piled up 464 total yards although it ran only two plays in the fourth quarter.

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